Wednesday, December 1, 2010


What can I say...I'm a procrastinator. Always have been, probably always will be. I always get my projects done, but I'm sure that the excessive stress that I put myself through isn't always necessary. Well I have several things to share today. (No my camera isn't back yet, I had to borrow my mother-in-laws).

First up are the 5 creations that I submitted to the Jewelry Accord Book call for Contributors that Lorelei and Erin

I love the lampworked spacers by Julsbeads. These were my very first lampworked beads that I have ever purchased, and they are wonderful! I spent last Thursday-Sunday hand-dying all of the silk ribbon for these projects as well as etching and patinaing (is that a word) all the metal pieces. This was my first attempt at etching and metalworking and I loved it. I can't wait to do more. This pendant is etched with a bamboo design.

This velvet cuff is very lovely and makes me feel like going to a party!

This bracelet has a handmade glass connector with vintage lace encased in it. Vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, velvet ribbon, and hand-dyed silk rosette round this one out.

This bracelet has an etched brass plate with two love birds in a tree. Vintage lace, jade, and pearls.

I love this one, in fact I wore it to work today. I made the etched metal connectors and combined with wooden stick beads, bronze beads, suede, and a bone button pendant.

And last but not least is the bracelet that I did with the beads that my mom sent to me:

I combined the brown crystals, taupe seed beads, lucite leaves and flowers that she sent to me on a copper chain, added cream pearls, fire-polished triangles for the flower centers. I then made additional layers by adding 2 strings of the seed beads and a length of vintage ribbon/lace/trim the I found at a thrift store the last time I visited her.

I hope you enjoy my creations!


Cindy said...

Wow!! All so pretty! I'm having a hard time picking a favorite, they are all so amazing. Maybe the one with the vintage mother of pearl buttons, I have a soft spot for old buttons! :-)

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG !!! You've been busy! I love the Birdie connector - I'm a total bird fanatic!